Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, a single-player strategy game which mixes traditional gameplay with key RTS genre map concepts, is the eleventh installation in Koei’s historic series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. You assume the role of a ruler (historic of fictional) as you manage your kingdom, officers, and economy through diplomacy and war—all in a bid to reuite China under your flag.
Characters and events in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI are inspired by the namesake novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo Yanyi; 三国演义), written in the Ming Dynasty, 14th century, by famous Chinese author Luo Guanzhong. Events in Romance of the Three Kingdoms are, in majority, based on historic government records from the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history—a chaotic period marred with civil war as famous warlords fought amongst themselves for control of China—and further romanticized through storytelling, folklore, and the mind of a brilliant author.
NTSC = United States and Canada, PAL = Most of Europe and Australia.
|Windows||Jul 29, 2008||Sep 5, 2008||Mar 17, 2006|
|PlayStation 2||Feb 6, 2007||Unknown||Sep 28, 2006|
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Presenting a darned nifty assortment of Three Kingdoms XI links and resources.
9/15/09: Added Secret Character Portraits.
5/4/08: I have just added Cao Shang’s Chinese/Japanese to English Patch for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Patch Downloads Page. If you are interested in playing a patched Windows version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, you can Import Sangokushi (Japanese with PUK) from Play-Asia.com. Other versions of Sangokushi Xi are available.
4/26/08: Great news, everyone! KOEI has announced that they are releasing Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI for Windows in English on July 29th, 2008. That’s right! Their wonderful historic strategy simulation series is returning to the PC in English. This hasn’t happened since Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire, back in the ’90s. We will keep you posted!
9/28/07: Added Kong Wen’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Challenge Scenarios Guide, featuring instructions for every challenge scenario found in the PlayStation 2 version: Hunting Dong Zhuo, The Yellow Turbans’ End, Liu Bei’s Subjugation, Guan Du Skirmish, Huang Zu, Mei Castle Escape, Nanman Rebellion, Defense of Jie Ting.
1/06/07: Added PUK-version Japanese to English Patch 1.0.1 by EzyStyles.
4/14/06: A collection of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Sceenshots (hat tip: Xiahou Mao) has been uploaded with introductory information so members of the English audience can learn more about what is coming in the future with Koei’s new game. We will expand this section in the future as well. We have also finished the Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI home page, and it has finally been published for everyone to enjoy. Finally, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Portraits Project is well underway, and you may be able to enjoy the full portraits collection soon.
4/12/06: We adapted and translated information found at Sanguo Game (a Chinese website) which included the scenarios in which many officers appear, along with their stats in those scenarios (and other useful information). The translated Three Kingdoms XI Scenario Appearances and Statistics Guide is available for your viewing pleasure, and we have also created a plain text version.
4/6/06: Started working on the new Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI home page, and uploaded the Three Kingdoms XI Portraits and Statistics Collection originally taken by The Sun Also Rises. It was featured at Empire Divided before they went offline, and not wanting to see them vanish from the internet, we created a new version of the section here. We learned later that Empire Divided’s downtime was not planned, and that they are currently searching for a new host.
Submitted FAQs and Walkthroughs for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is a trademark of KOEI Corporation and KOEI Co., Ltd. © 2005 KOEI Co., Ltd.
September 15, 2009